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From 1950 to 1955, every Sunday night NBC's Colgate Comedy Hour presented live musical variety television featuring the top names in vaudeville, theater, radio and film. In this 1954 production of the famed Cole Porter musical comedy “Anything Goes,” Frank Sinatra and Ethel Mermen made their television debuts, belting out classic tunes in this blockbuster song and dance production. Set on a luxurious ocean liner, a nightclub singer helps a fellow American woo an English heiress while flappers and gangsters run amok in this spectacular tale of jazz age madness.
It's basically a variety show and not much like the actual show. While it's entertaining from a Broadway history perspective, it's pretty disappointing when your hoping to see a... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ashton
This appears to be a kinescope of an old black and white television program. It is a condensed version of the musical, and not very satisfying for true fans of Cole Porter.Published 4 months ago by Joseph A. Tringali
This slice of history is really dreadful. It is supposed to be a showcase for the talent of the main actors. It is poorly staged. If you wanted to see a 'story', don't watch this. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Christopher E. Reid